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9x Microsoft Business Solutions 365 MVP, I'm the CTIO for congruentX and a community Technology Evangelist Delivering Edge Experiences Using Microsoft Dynamics 365, Azure & Power Platform (Power BI, PowerApps & Power Automate) & Office 365

CRM 2013: Graphical Understanding of the New License Model

We have been fielding a ton of questions in regards to the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Licensing Model. I thought it would be helpful to share some licensing details: So we have three new license types along with new costs.  Specially around costs, lets talk about two great new options INCLUDED with the new […]

CRM 2013: How to disable autosave so my plug-in code won’t be effected

With Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, the feature of auto save has been introduced. This feature is really long overdue, and its a feature we often overlook each day. For example, if your typing an email response on your cellphone, and the phone rings, you answer it and go back to work, right? When you returned, […]

CRM 2011 Outlook Client: Disable Mapi Caching not working after UR 14

CRM 2011 Dynamics Customers testing and deploying update Rollup 14, have noticed that performance issues resolved in Outlook Client have returned. The registry key for Disable Mapi Caching appears to be no longer be working (reintroduces poor outlook client performance). Microsoft Support has confirmed that the setting has now been moved to the OrgDbOrgSetting as follows: […]

CRM 2011 Ribbon bar Missing after applying update Rollups? Here’s your fix.

A co-worker of mine was testing a CRM 2011 On Premise implementation where he had recently updated to rollup 12/13. He started to notice that the ribbon bar was completely missing!             My first response was to clean out your cache, and try it from another machine, as well as use the IE Private Browsing […]

Update Rollup 13 – Self Healing .MSP Patch Location CRM 2011 Install on Windows Server 2012

Installing CRM 2011 on Windows Server 2012 requires to use the Microsoft Self healing Process – manual patch that you download from the Windows Catalog. I searched all over and had a hard time finding it. Thanks to my good friend Corey Hanson at Microsoft for providing a direct link to the patch. The patch […]

Microsoft Convergence 2013: ADFS Presentation

Please find my latest presentation on ADFS from Microsoft Convergence 2013. This presentation includes topics like SSL Certificates, DNS Entries, Firewall, Common Deployments, ADFS Proxy Servers, IFD, ADFS Installation, Tips and Tricks, Troubleshooting and ADFS Errors. Please note the ADFS central link is not yet live on this site. This is the e-book I’m creating […]

CRM 2011 Client Diagnostics Tool URL

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (with Update Rollup 4 and beyond) provides a great client diagnostic tool, that can help you troubleshoot performance and network latency within your network environment. Note: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 performs best in an environment with less than 150 MS latency. From the Client Browser enter the following URL: http:///tools/diagnostics/diag.aspx Screen […]